Welcome to the website of the Women in Coastal Geoscience and Engineering network. We are a network of women working in coastal geoscience, engineering across academia, industry and government. While gender equality is an issue across many disciplines, it is a particular problem in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In marine-related sciences, anecdotal evidence suggests that gender inequality may be most prevalent in coastal geoscience and engineering. This is often apparent at conferences with no female keynotes, a general lack of representation on committees and panels, and few women in senior positions in academia and industry. We say it’s time to do something about it!

We aim to inspire, support and celebrate women at all stages of their careers, through networking, mentoring, and pushing for equal representation and opportunities.